Is this growing mold?

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    zanzalawi

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    This is an unscented uncolored batch- I cut it and put it in a zip top bag so it wouldn’t dry out before I rebatched it
    Did I wait too long and it’s growing mold? It went through partial gel, and the only place I’m seeing these markings are the gelled areas
     

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    I don't know, but soap dough which doesn't gel and is put in an airtight container to keep it soft lasts for a long time. So I find it interesting that only the gelled portion is affected.
     
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    No, no mold.
     
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    It looks like partial gel with soda ash on it.
     
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    It looks like stearic swirls in the centre part to me.
    If you soap a bit warmer you will avoid this and will be also more likely to get full gel.
     
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    I also thought stearic spots.
     
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    Likewise. Stearic spots.
     

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